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LONDON EVENING STANDARD
- Sir Alex Ferguson believes that Tottenham have the best manager in the Premier League, according to local MP and Spurs fan David Lammy.
- Abou Diaby is set to make his first competitive football appearance in 17 months after overcoming the latest in a string of injuries.
- Laurent Koscielny believes he is enjoying his best season since joining Arsenal in 2010.
- Chelsea are unlikely to consider selling Loic Remy to the Chinese Super League until after their clashes with Paris St Germain and Manchester City next week.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
- Pep Guardiola has described Manchester City target Robert Lewandowski as the "most professional player" he has ever come across.
- Manchester City are prepared to go head-to-head with Barcelona for the signature of PSG right-back Serge Aurier this summer, according to reports.
- Manchester United duo Donald Love and Joel Pereira have become the latest youngsters to receive squad numbers.
- Victor Valdes has revealed he became so lonely while training at Manchester United's training ground he worried for his safety.
- Kevin Stewart believes his FA Cup exploits with Liverpool have proved he can compete at Premier League level.
- Roy Evans believes Liverpool must stop "taking the supporters for granted" - and has called on the club to address the ongoing row over ticket prices.
- Phil Jagielka has endorsed Seamus Coleman as a potential future captain of Everton.
- Hatem Ben Arfa has clarified his comments on why life was "hell" under Alan Pardew at Newcastle United, explaining that he couldn't "see the end of the tunnel" and he felt completely alone on Tyneside.
- New Sunderland man Wahbi Khazri is loving life in the Premier League, revealing he's impressed by the fans too.
- Steve McClaren has hinted that Kevin Mbabu's future is with Newcastle United.
- Newcastle United could be set for another summer exodus of out-of-contract stars, with Steven Taylor now playing for his St James' Park future.
- Yann M'Vila has backed his former Sunderland teammate Steven Fletcher to be a hit at Marseille.
- Sunderland have been dealt a 'blow' after Swiss star Granit Xhaka suggested any potential move to Wearside would go against his "principles".
- Yann M'Vila has made it crystal clear that he wants to stay at Sunderland next season, if the Black Cats are still in the Premier League.
- West Bromwich Albion skipper Darren Fletcher is urging the Baggies to create an FA Cup legacy as he looks for a second winners' medal.
- Remi Garde says there is a lot of work to do to rebuild Aston Villa and he is ready to be the man to steer the club forward - if he gets the right backing.
EXPRESS & STAR
- A Wolves supporters club is boycotting the Middlesbrough away game over ticket prices declaring "enough is enough."
- Walsall boss Sean O'Driscoll believes football is anything but a simple game as he tries to plot Walsall's route to the Championship.
- Stoke chairman Peter Coates is confident that boss Mark Hughes will sort out Stoke's slump sooner rather than later.
- Stoke are hoping more of their young guns follow in Eddy Lecygne and Dan Bachmann's footsteps and head out on loan.
THE DAILY ECHO
- Victor Wanyama's three red cards this season means that he has become one of the most indisciplined players in Southampton's history.
- Burnley promotion to the Premier League two years ago without splashing the cash is unlikely to ever be matched, according to boss Sean Dyche.
- The England rugby union team can take a leaf out of Leicester City's book, says boss Eddie Jones.
- Claudio Ranieri says the dramatic improvement in his Leicester City players is down to their own intelligence.
- Jamie Vardy's spectacular strike against Liverpool last week has been voted as Leicester City's greatest goal in the Mercury's reader poll.
- Fulham are set to loan Ben Pringle to Ipswich Town.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
- Leeds United's 'pie tax' policy is under fresh scrutiny after owner Massimo Cellino appeared to suggest that he imposed the charge as a punishment for supporters who were criticising him.
- Steve Evans has told Lewis Cook to take his frustrating experience against Nottingham Forest on Saturday as a compliment, saying Forest's decision to man-mark him "speaks volumes about how good he is".
- Former Nottingham Forest player Garry Birtles says that Reds fans "must be laughing their socks off" at East Midlands rivals Derby County.
- Former Derby County defender Miles Addison is unlikely to be offered a deal with Notts County after failing to show for a trial spell.
- Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray says that Derby County's decision to sack Paul Clement is a 'crazy' one.
- Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe admitted he had been encouraged by Ryan Fraser's eye-catching progress during his loan spell with Ipswich.
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